From the Wines site
Widnes Vikings today announce the release of 13 members of its current first team squad, as preparations for their return to Super League in 2012 continues.
Dean, is the last remaining member of the so-called ‘Famous Five' players who remained at the club following it going into administration in 2007, and is the longest-serving first team player on the books. ‘Deano' made his Vikings debut in February 2007 and later the same year he collected a Northern Rail Cup winner's medal, a feat he repeated in 2009.
Richard is equally at home in the three quarters, back row or front row, he has been a consistent try scorer at the Vikings since making his debut in 2009 and registered the first hat-trick of his career in the 2010 season.
After making his initial Vikings debut in 2001, Gareth returned to his first professional club ahead of the 2010 campaign after gaining considerable Super League experience with Salford and Harlequins. Unfortunately, Gareth's return to the Stobart Stadium Halton has been severely interrupted by injury.
Danny is a product of the Vikings youth system and broke through in 2009, when he featured as a non-playing substitute in the Co-operative Championship play-off victory over Whitehaven. The Widnes-born youngster eventually finally wore a first team jersey six months later in the Carnegie Challenge Cup-tie against Wigan St. Judes, coming on as a substitute to score two tries in a comprehensive 64-12 victory.
Originally signed from local amateur side West Bank Bears as a full back, Shane, has operated mainly in the centre and second row during his time as a first team regular since making his debut in February 2008.
Former Wade Deacon High School pupil, Chris, joined the Vikings as a 12 year-old and became the 35th player used in an injury ravaged 2010 season when he made his debut against Barrow Raiders.
Chaz had a debut to forget for the Vikings in 2010, suffering a season-ending knee injury just 20 minutes into his initial loan spell, but despite the setback, club bosses shown faith in the former Hull KR stand-off and rewarded him with a one-year permanent deal for the 2011 campaign.
Matt debuted for the club in 2010, adding both size and pace to the Vikings' backline. Equally at home in the centre or on the wing Matt passed the 100 career games milestone earlier this season.
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Winger or Centre, Greg, worked his way through the club's youth system and pulled on a first team shirt on just the one occasion in 2010, a year which also saw him collect the ‘Player of the Year' award for the Reserve team.
Front-rower Daniel joined the Vikings in April 2010 with a wealth of top-flight experience in both the NRL and Super League under his belt. Having worked tirelessly to comeback from a serious injury, he finished the season with a run of impressive performances in the black and white shirt.
Danny fought his way back from a career-threatening injury and following an initial trial spell at the club earlier this year, the utility forward did enough to earn himself a contract until the end of the 2011 season.
Samoan international Tangi joined the Vikings for the 2011 season following two impressive years at Sheffield Eagles which earned him many plaudits.
After making his senior debut in the group stages of the Northern Rail Cup competition in 2009, Dave continued to make giant strides and the following year became a first team regular with 23 appearances and 3 tries to his name.
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